Advertising makes only 18% of Tencent’s total revenue; whereas it makes up 98% of Facebook’s. Yet, Tencent is the most valuable social networking company.
Surveillance occurred through the collection of documents, audio, video, human odors – and around two million photographs now held in the Stasi archive.
Martin Flodén, the deputy governor of Sweden’s central bank, announced that because Australia and Canada were “not known for good climate work”.
Some people may contain intestinal microbes that are secreting alcohol, which might make them act as if they were drinking.
When Neil Armstrong stepped on to the Moon, Australians saw the images first. They used a second Aussie dish to bring the historic images to the world.
The UK continues being home to the large majority of the EU millionaire bankers. About 3,567 of them live in the UK, whereas only 390 live in Germany, 233 in France and 201 in Italy.
Mike Tyson was born on June 30th, 1966 in Brownsville, Brooklyn, New York. His real name is Michael Gerard Tyson. He started competing as a professional boxer in 1985 and retired twenty years later in 2005.
Wednesday’s public testimony in the House of Representatives’ impeachment hearings did not make a lot of news about the substance of what is at stake.
The police threatened the Iraqi protesters with trained dogs. One of the protesters answered by bringing a lion and threatening to let it attack both the dogs and the police.
An analysis by the Carbon Disclosure Project shows that investor-owned oil companies currently are spending 1% to 4% of their capital investment on low-carbon energy sources.
Samoans have become the most overrepresented group, per capita, in the NFL. About 180,000 people of Samoans descent live stateside, while another 55,000 live in American Samoa, a U.S. territory.
New York’s Union Square gained a reputation as a site for political rallies during the Civil War. Following the Confederate attack on Fort Sumter in 1861.
Imagine a defense operation in which a drone is sent out to spy on enemy territory. The enemy identifies the drone but instead of disabling it, compromises the sensors (vision, sonar, and so on) to inject false data.
Local action on light pollution – by people in their homes or local councils dimming and reducing non-essential lighting in parks – might seem small in scale, but the results can be impressive.
The rotting remains of a number of tigers, lions and cougars were recently discovered in a raid in Prague. Exotic wildlife trade is booming in Europe.
The European Union is the largest U.S. trading partner in terms of its total bilateral trade and has been for the past several decades.
One in every 200 people in Britain is homeless – sleeping on the streets or stuck in temporary accommodation, including hostels and B&Bs.
A video of the harpy eagle, filmed in South America in 2015.
This video was filmed in Toulouse, France, on December 9th 2010. It clearly shows a source of light that is neither an airplane, nor a known celestial object.
In 1962, NBC and CBS were at work on two separate, secret documentaries on escape tunnels being dug under the Berlin Wall.
A Brazilian court has decided in favor of Monsanto, the agribusiness conglomerate, in a landmark class-action lawsuit filed by Brazilian farmers’ unions.
McDonald’s ousted its CEO over a consensual relationship with an employee, just a week after U.S. Rep. Katie Hill stepped down due to a similar allegation.
Research reveals evidence of a copper-mining bonanza in Wales 3,600 years ago that reached France, the Netherlands, Germany, Denmark and Sweden.
While Donald Trump may be “the world’s most powerful climate change denier”, our latest research suggests that he took over over a thriving green economy.
In baseball’s infancy, it was thought of as a boy’s game. But over the course of the 19th century, gambling deepened adult interest in the sport.
Bike rider smashes car’s window in a violent road rage then gets beaten up.
Comodo dragon eating monkey in a shocking video.
Americans will spend US$8.8 billion on Halloween candy, costumes and decorations this year, including half a billion dollars on costumes for their pets.
During the Italian Open, tennis pro Nick Kyrgios threw a chair onto the court after receiving an unsportsmanlike conduct penalty.
The European Commission has exceeded the target set by President Jean-Claude Juncker in 2014 committing that, by the end of his mandate, 40% of the Commission’s middle and senior managers should be women.
The spatial memory performance of the New Zealand robin, shows male birds with superior memory abilities also have better breeding success.
Research has shown that children of poorer parents display substantially worse math and reading skills by the time they start grade school.
The NEU suggests that, when inflation is taken into account, over 16,000 schools will have less income in April 2020, compared to 2015.
Thanks to the audio recordings of distant rumblings on Mars released this week by NASA, we finally know what the red planet sounds like.
Democrats are more likely to pronounce “Iraq” as “ear-rock,” rather than “eye-rack” and “Chile” as “chee-lay,” rather than “chill-ee”.
One of the most stunning and beautiful places in the world, the Wulingyuan Scenic Area in China’s Hunan Province has more than 3,000 sandstone pillars.
Once out of the EU, Britain has less bargaining power. Its future relationship is still to be negotiated – and that arrangement will last.
If you’re reading this in a comfortable chair, surrounded by tasteful soft furnishings and perhaps even a candle or two, that sense of cosiness you’re feeling might just be hygge.
Sadly, despite all evidence to the contrary, many principals do believe that corporal punishment is effective for some students.
The jet-setting habits of Bill Gates and Paris Hilton mean that they produce 10,000 times more carbon emissions from flying than the average person.
Something as criminal as forced labour and modern slavery makes it hard for buyers to act in any other way than reporting it to the authorities.
London has been officially designated the world’s first national park city, with a week-long festival of free outdoor events and a ceremony at City Hall to mark the occasion.
The plane uses electroaerodynamic propulsion, which was investigated as far back as the 1920s by an eccentric scientist who was researching anti-gravity.
Formula one companies have been reinventing themselves for the digital era and selling their tech know-how to other sectors.
Elfdalian is used only by 2,500 people but is a treasure trove for linguists. It has preserved linguistic features that can’t be found elsewhere.
Bald eagle walking on the beach at Anchor Point on the Cook Inlet and Kenai Peninsula in Alaska. The eagle was enjoying a fish snack.
At a summit in early December 2019, NATO is expected to declare space as a “warfighting domain”, partly in response to new developments in technology.
The jury of eight men and four women found Paul Gascoigne not guilty of sexual assault. He was also cleared of the lesser charge of common assault.
Countries such as Russia and somewhat less explicitly Brazil and Belgium hold that the moon and asteroids belong to humanity as a whole.
Netherlands Police are training eagles to catch drones to prevent illegal use. They said that they will investigate the birds’ safety as safety continue.